Theodore Bikel

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Theodore Bikel

Tom Kahn, Vladimir Bukovsky, and Theodore Bikel in 1978
Born Theodore Meir Bikel
May 2, 1924(1924-05-02)
Vienna, Austria
Died July 21, 2015(2015-07-21) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality Austrian-American
Citizenship Austrian, American (1961-death)
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1946-2015
Known for Sheriff Max Muller in The Defiant Ones
Spouse Ofra Ichilov (m. 1942–1943) «start: (1942)–end+1: (1944)»"Marriage: Ofra Ichilov to Theodore Bikel" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Bikel) (divorced)
Rita Weinberg Call (m. 1967–2008) «start: (1967)–end+1: (2009)»"Marriage: Rita Weinberg Call to Theodore Bikel" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Bikel) (divorced)
Tamara Brooks (m. 2008–2012) «start: (2008)–end+1: (2013)»"Marriage: Tamara Brooks to Theodore Bikel" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Bikel) (her death)
Aimee Ginsburg (m. 2013–2015) «start: (2013)–end+1: (2016)»"Marriage: Aimee Ginsburg to Theodore Bikel" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Bikel) (his death)
Children By Call: 2

Theodore Meir Bikel (May 2, 1924 – July 21, 2015) was an Austrian-American actor, singer, and musician. He was nominated for an Academy Award as Sheriff Max Muller in The Defiant Ones in 1958.

Bikel was born in Vienna, Austria on May 2, 1924.[1] He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He moved to the United States in 1954. He became a U.S. citizen in 1961.

Bikel was married to Ofra Ichilov from 1942 until they divorced in 1943. Then he was married to Rita Weinberg Call from 1967 until they divorced in 2008. He was married to Tamara Brooks from 2008 until her death in 2012. He had two children with Call.

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